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Peter DelNero
2017 Jan 31

Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program

Peter DelNero, a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering who works in the lab of Cornell University associate Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, Ph.D, has received the 2017 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. DelNero is one of eight graduate students nationwide to receive this prestigious award out of more than 250 nominees from 127 institutions. Read more
Samie Jaffrey , M.D., Ph.D.
2017 Jan 27

Jaffrey wins Abel Award

Dr. Samie Jaffrey, the Greenberg-Starr Professor and a professor of pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received the 2017 John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Read more
Dr Lewis Cantley
2017 Jan 27

Cantley elected as board chair of Hope Funds

Meyer director Lewis Cantley, Ph.D., was recently elected as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hope Funds for Cancer Research, a charity dedicated to advancing innovative research for the most difficult-to-treat cancers. Read more
Moonsoo Jin, Ph.D., has developed a way to track CAR-T cells in the body using a radiotracer
2017 Jan 27

GPS for CAR-T

Moonsoo M. Jin, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Molecular Imaging Innovations Institute, have developed a method to map infused T cells throughout the body, which could improve the safety and efficacy of immunotherapy. Read more
Loredana Puca, Ph.D.
2017 Jan 12

Exploring epigenetic therapy for aggressive prostate cancer

With the help of a 2016 Lori Milken–PCF Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Loredana Puca, Ph.D., is studying the genomic characteristics of neuroendocrine prostate cancer and whether it might be possible to develop an epigenetic therapy to treat it. Read more
cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal, vulvar, carcinosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, mullerian tumors
2017 Jan 11

Weill/NYP support updated HPV vaccine recommendations

NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine are among the nation’s top healthcare institutions in supporting revised vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the human papillomavirus (HPV). Read more
Ari Melnick, M.D.
2017 Jan 05

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

An Ithaca-NYC team has developed a modular immune organoid that can replicate the anatomical structures found within lymph nodes to mimic the early stages of a germinal center, where B cell differentiation and initiation of immunological responses take place during infection. Read more

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